Learning Exercise

Mass in B Minor: Module 3

Third reading (of six) on the Mass in B Minor.

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Exercise

  1. Go to the following URL and scroll down to Module 3: http://bach.nau.edu/mass/bmSCHOOL.html.
  2. Read the essay: "Bach's Mass in B Minor: an Introduction."

Topics

Introduction to the Mass in B Minor

  • Its history and styles
  • Its performance forces
  • Bach's bid for employment in Dresden
  • Its liturgical implausibility in the Lutheran context
  • Its (ultimately) private purpose

Assessment

  1. Answer the ten questions at:
    http://bach.nau.edu/mus410/mass/quiz03.html.
  2. Enter your name and instructor's email at the top of the page and then click the "Send to Instructor" button.